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Acre, Cana and Sea of Galilee

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This morning we visited the Crusader city of Acre. When the Turks drove the Crusaders out in the 12th century, they built their city on top of the existing city, using its roofs as their floors. This has resulted in some remarkably well preserved sections of the crusader city remaining to this day.

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We went through an ancient tunnel which was once a sewer.

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and then a larger one which was a smugglers tunnel of the Knights Templar to bring things in or out without the knowledge of the king.

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Leaving Acre we went to Cana where Jesus turned water into wine at a marriage feast. There is a fairly modern church built on the site without much interest but they do have a replica of one of the water vessels mentioned in the story; “replica” because they sold the original to a church in Germany.

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We bought some Cana wine.

We travelled on to the Sea of Galilee and had a cruise. It was very hot and hazy but I did take some pictures anyway.

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The day ended with our arrival at kibbutz Lavi which runs a hotel as one of its businesses.

Posted by JimShirl 11:36 Archived in Israel

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